Canon 5D Mark III

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  1. oncomd macrumors newbie

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    Any news about when the Canon 5D Mark III is releasing? Have been following canon rumors but no one seems to know. I do not want to throw money at the 5D mark II if this body is just around the corner. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    I think its anytime between now and early 2012.

    I'm in the same boat and if it's not out before June (unlikely, especially due to the quake) I'll buy a 600d and sell it for the 5diii. The depreciation will be less than the money and pleasure lost from not having a camera.
     
  3. thatisme macrumors 6502

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    Probably wont happen for another year. I would expect a new 1Ds before a new 5D
     
  4. jammiefreerider macrumors regular

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    See CanonRumors.com for the best and most reliable filter of canon rumours.
     
  5. Flash SWT macrumors 6502

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    I'm personally not expecting to see any new products from Canon for a while due to the disasters in Japan.

    They delayed the release of the new 300 and 400, the 1D Mark IV is almost impossible to find and CPS has informed members that repairs on existing products might not be possible due to part shortages.

    I just can't see them rolling out a new body when they can't keep production or repairs up on current ones.

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  6. rebby macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately, I have to agree with these comments. I was hoping for a new 5D III as well but with the situation in Japan, it's not likely to be released anytime soon.
     
  7. xMClass macrumors 6502

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    I'm more interested in a 24-70 with IS to be honest. But like posted above, I think the disaster in Japan slowed any new releases down by at least a few months. According to this article, Canon's production should be back to normal by the end of June.
     
  8. fcortese macrumors demi-god

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    OK, I'll throw my 2c in. I, too, was waiting on the 5DIII to come out but after the disaster hit Japan and the nuclear plant troubles worsened, I began reading speculation on things getting tight and the possibility of prices climbing. Made some blind calls to several large camera stores and heard the same song: "we're not hearing anything from our suppliers..everything is dead quiet and tight." So i went ahead and got the 5DII and some lenses that still had the Canon discount this past March and sold my T1i and lens. I am glad I did it when I did because within a week or so the prices began to climb. I would be surprised if the 5DIII was available by the end of this year. I feel more likely sometime in the first half of 2012. However, the flow of new cameras initially has got to be slow. japan is still dealing with rolling black outs,etc. Anyway, those are my thoughts FWIW.
     
  9. luminosity macrumors 65816

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    On the bright side, Nikon is virtually back to normal :).
     
  10. gameface macrumors 6502

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    But then you'd have to shoot with a Nikon. ;)
     
  11. olindacat macrumors member

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    And make great pictures :p
     
  12. Flash SWT, May 30, 2011
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    Flash SWT macrumors 6502

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    Not according to this article at PDN:

    Photographers Face Camera Gear Shortages in Wake of Disaster in Japan
    http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/gear/Photographers-Face-C-2936.shtml

    The article states that both Canon and Nikon are having problems keeping things in stock.
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  13. luminosity macrumors 65816

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    They're going to release their new products on schedule as planned. They're going to be fine.
     
  14. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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    I think some of the claims of supply disruption are getting to be a bit exaggerated. Nikon has stated themselves in their most recent financial meeting that they are nearly back to pre-earthquake production levels, and were so back in late March-April. For better or worse, they just have always been a bit conservative on keeping things in stock these past couple years. Thom Hogan just stated a few days ago that NikonUSA had released a lot of inventory to its dealers. I just checked and the 70-200 VR II seems to be in stock at amazon (sold by amazon, not a 3rd party).

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